Environmental awareness programmes at a young age can also help develop children’s awareness and action, researchers have said.
The researchers suggested that schools and childhood classroom activities should connect positive experiences in nature with mindful learning.
Keeping your kidss locked inside the home is not healthy - open air not only provides for better health but also helps them develop a deep love for nature as they grow, a recent study has shown.
In the study, the Australian Journal of Environmental Education, eighty seven per cent childrenWho played outside as children expressed a continuing love for nature as young adults.
Developing positive experiences in nature at a young age can influence our attitudes and behaviours towards nature as adults,”
eighty four per cent said taking care of the environment was a priority.
“It is important to study these childhood experiences in order to
develop environmental awareness and action within the next generation,”
For the study, the team interviewed fifty university students between the ages of eighteen to twenty five. Of the group, one hundred per cent of females declared that they loved nature and eighty seven per cent of males responded same.
Environmental awareness programmes at a young age may also help develop children’s awareness and action, the researchers added.“Our findings imply that providing positive childhood experiences in nature, such as outdoor school programmes, may help to develop care for the environment in adults,”
The researchers recommended that schools and early childhood
classroom activities should connect positive experiences in nature with aware learning and reflection that help empower students to take a personal role in protecting the environment by recycling, turning off the lights, and using alternative transportation methods.
“Students need to learn and have a conscious understanding that the decisions we make each day can influence our environment, such as buy our food and how we use the Earth’s natural resources,”